Carmen attends inaugural Motherland Conference

FFN were proud to award member Carmen Ronald (Spring Ridge, NSW) a financial bursary to assist her in attending the inaugural Motherland conference in Launceston, Tasmania in March this year.

‘What an incredible opportunity and experience it was to be able to connect and network with other rural women and mothers. I feel I benefited from attending by further recognising and reinforcing the critical importance women and mothers play in the overall health and strength of small communities and the crucial role we can each play in supporting one another to deal with and overcome the unique challenges that rural/regional families face so that we can create increasingly sustainable and fulfilling environments to raise families and pursue meaningful livelihood. At its heart the entire conference provided an incredible self-development opportunity and successfully executed on Motherland’s mission to support, connect and celebrate rural women and mothers by decreasing social and physical isolation, improving mental wellbeing, creating meaningful connections and celebrating the incredible women who underpin rural and remote communities.’

We’re thrilled to hear the benefits it brought Carmen and hope this continues to support her in her role as a young person in agriculture, raising a family in a rural community.

The FFN Bursary program is currently getting a makeover so stay tuned for further opportunities to apply in the near future!


Photos Supplied by Carmen Ronald